Time for Grace-March 21, 2024

Time for Grace-March 21, 2024

2 Corinthians 12:9 

And he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, because my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will be glad to boast all the more in my weaknesses so that the power of Christ may shelter me.

Dear Heavenly Father,

When things don’t go as planned, we become frustrated and cranky because we feel weak. When things come at us that are out of our control, and it seems we have nowhere to turn, You give us these words You spoke to Paul: “My grace is sufficient for you, because my power is made perfect in weakness.” We turn to You.

You promise to always be there for us, especially when we are at our lowest and challenged by all that life wants to throw at us. During those life events, you carry us through whatever is challenging us. The best part is that you take care of us not according to what we ask for but according to what our faith needs.

Lord, You demonstrated Your infinite grace through Your salvational plan; when Your Son came to remove our sins through his suffering and death on the cross, we were in the middle of our colossal weakness of sin. Your grace was sufficient to remove our every sin and restore us to You.

Like Paul, we can boast in our weakness, knowing Christ’s power will shelter us. It is incredible when an unbeliever witnesses Your hand working in our lives. Then, hearing and seeing your word in action, faith begins, and they experience a change in their heart. We have nothing to fear in our weakness because Christ is sheltering us.

Thank You for all the ways You will use our weaknesses to show the world how Your power is made perfect in our weaknesses. We pray that Your grace is made evident to them through us so that many more people will trust in You through Your Son, and may he shelter them in his almighty protection. Amen.

Written through Pastor Roger Emmons

When all the things that come at us make us weak, know that God’s power is even greater. He has already demonstrated his strength through his salvational plan: forgiving all your sins so you are restored to him for eternity.